Thursday, 25 May 2017

Beef Cutlet

The second recipe for picnic hampers is beef cutlet. This is a little sinful snack fried in oil and made with meat and potatoes. But for people who like meat and fried items, this would be ideal for picnics. This crunchy and crispy meat treat is a specialty from kerala. It is a good finger food or starter or snack for Indian parties and festivals. In christian marriages in kerala, Appam or Bread and Stew with cutlets is a popular combination. 


Beef - 250 grams
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Big onion - 1
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Potato (boiled) - 1
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Bread crumbs - to roll the cutlets
Egg white - 2 eggs
Oil - for deep frying


  • Chop the beef into small pieces. Wash and clean well.
  • Mix salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder with the cleaned beef and marinate it for 30 minutes.
  • Cook the beef in pressure cooker for about 3 whistles or until they are softly cooked.
  • Once cool, take only the beef pieces (without the water) and add them to a mixer. Just pulse the beef pieces. Be careful not to grind them.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add ginger and garlic paste. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Add chopped onion saute until golden brown.
  • Add pepper powder and garam masala powder. Saute for another 1 minute.
  • Add the minced beef. Switch off the stove.
  • Once cool, add the mashed potatoes. Check for salt and mix everything together and evenly. The beef mixture is ready.
  • In  a plate spread the bread crumbs and keep it ready.
  • Beat the egg whites and keep it ready.
  • Take a small portion of cutlet mix in your palm; make a small flat round shape.
  • Dip it into beaten egg white.
  • When egg whites well coated, place it into bread crumbs and cover/roll well.keep aside.
  • Do the processes until all cutlets mix complete.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. When it’s hot enough for frying, place the shaped cutlets one by one.

  • Fry until crispy and golden. Remove from heat.
  • Serve hot and crispy with some tomato sauce or pudina chutney!!


You can alternately buy and use minced beef. Directly add these to the sauted onions and cook in low heat. Do not add water. The water from the minced beef would be enough for cooking.


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